Hotel Astoria, a Rocco Forte Hotel
St Petersburg, Russia
The Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria is one of the best known landmarks of the 'Northern Capital' of Russia. Conveniently located on St. Isaac's Square, this long-established luxury hotel offers elegance & impeccable service at the heart of the city.
At a Glance
Fantastic location in the heart of the city within walking distance of the Hermitage museum
Elegant art deco rooms and public areas
Many rooms with a view onto St. Isaac's Square
The Astoria Cafe restaurant serves delicious Russian dishes with an innovative French twist
Well appointed spa offering aromatherapy, massage, body wraps, and much more
Enjoy Russian cuisine in a fashionable Davidov’s Restaurant overlooking St. Isaac's Square. On weekends it serves the so called "Russian table" – a four-course menu with Pelmeni, beer, vodka and champagne.James Ferguson
Join a host of celebrities by staying at this iconic hotel and you can check out exactly who graced the hotel from the gold plaques at the edge of the liftScott Dunn team
The newly styled rooms are fresh and contemporary while still remaining sympathetic to the buildings historyScott Dunn team
To start planning your vacation to Hotel Astoria, a Rocco Forte Hotel
A member of the Rocco Forte group and the prestigious 'Leading Hotels of the World', the Astoria is one of St. Petersburg's finest hotels. Walking into its 'Rotunda Lounge', guests can enjoy the simple elegance of its Art Nouveau interiors while reading the golden plaques which list the names of the great and the good who have stayed at the Astoria since it was founded in 1912.
Completely restored in 2013, guests now enjoy modern luxuries and comfort combined with elegant decor luxurious marble bathrooms and, in many cases, charming views over St. Isaac's Square towards the cathedral with its golden roof. The 169 rooms and suites have been carefully furnished with comfort and tranquillity in mind. Many of the rooms have outstanding views over St Isaac's Square.
The hotel has a well appointed gym and is home to La Maison De Beaute Carita Astoria and Decleor SPA center offering massages and a range of energising treatments. The recently refurbished Astoria Cafe has rapidly become a landmark with its Russian modern and fresh cuisine served.
Bustling Nevsky Prospect, the city's main thoroughfare, is only a short distance away, as are many of the city's cultural sights including the Hermitage museum. Rocco Forte Hotel Astoria is the perfect base to explore all that St. Petersburg has to offer.
The Astoria has 169 rooms, including 86 suites, many of which have views out onto the square and overlook St. Isaacs Cathedral. The style of the rooms blends modern convenience with the traditional style of the hotel: bathrooms are marble-clad and luxurious and there are parquet floors in all rooms.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel Astoria. They will be given welcome gifts upon arrival and special amenities in their room such as bathrobes, board games and video games. Rooms will be prepared depending on your children's preferences and age.
Children will love St Petersburg and the many attractions it has to offer, notably the railway museum, the transport museum, the naval museum, the Cruiser Aurora, the Doll's museum, a craft's class, the Puppet theatre, the Leningrad Zoo, Dolphinarium and the Aqua Park to name a few! There are also sporting activities that can be arranged.
The Astoria Cafe, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer a spectacular view onto St. Isaac’s Square, combines the best Russian cooking traditions with the latest European trends to present an exciting menu accompanied by an extensive wine list. The stylish Lichfield Bar offers original cocktails and a wide selection of appetizers. The Rotunda Lounge serves light appetizers and drinks throughout the day, including afternoon tea with fresh blini pancakes and a chocolate fountain accompanied with a selection of fresh fruit.
Location & Directions
St Petersburg, Russia
Hotel Astoria is located right in the heart of the city, on Saint Isaac's Square, next to Saint Isaac's Cathedral and across from the historic Imperial German Embassy.
When to go
The main tourist season is between June and August, when the weather is the warmest. Standout seasons to visit St Petersburg are late spring (May or June) and early autumn (September or October), when the city’s parks are filled with flowering trees or colorful leaves.
The deepest, darkest part of winter is undeniably cold but if you are prepared it can be an adventure. Furs and vodka keep people warm and snow-covered landscapes are picturesque. A solid snow pack covers the ground from November to March. The city gets fired up to ring in the New Year, when Muscovites emerge from their warm homes into the winter night for free concerts and fireworks.